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Faces from Vietnam II ...

Faces from Vietnam II ...
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Copyright: Wishnu Garuda (wishnugaruda) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1851 W: 70 N: 3357] (16999)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-10-16
Categories: Daily Life, Humorous, Portrait
Camera: Canon 450D Rebel XSi, tamron 18-270 mm1.3,5-6,3
Exposure: f/9.0, 1/200 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Interesting people of the world ... [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2009-11-29 2:04
Viewed: 4688
Favorites: 2 [view]
Points: 92
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here's a sweet smile for you all today ;-)

This friendly boatman asked us to make a trip by boat with him. He is a special man - a real character.

That's my second post of faces from Vietnam.
I hope you smiled with him ...

Thanks and have a nice first Sunday in Advent.


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merhaba dear wishnu
wonderful portrait picture.excellent interesting,old man.well done.
best regards.
gürkan akçakır.

Hallo Sabine,

I couldn't stop myself from laughing :)
Thank you for making my day full of fun and happiness!

Wonderful work!

Viele Liebe Grüße aus Halle,

This is a great portret photo.
A man who laughs is allways a nice man.
Friendly regards.Alin.

Hi Sabine,
Impressive portrait again. Thanks for showing the "faces" of Vietnam. This portrait is excellent taken, perfect sharp, excellent DOF with the blurred background which doesn't disturb the view on the laughing face. Good to see these hard working people do have fun so now and than. Great posting Sabine!

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-11-29 2:31]

Hello Sabine,
was für eine Aufnahme ! Ein Porträt mit tollen Details und Farben der Super-Klasse.
Ein angenehmer Sonntag,

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2938 W: 134 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2009-11-29 2:32]

Hi Wishnu,
An impressive portrait of this laughing man!
Great details in the man's features adorned with marvelous lighting.
Good skin tones! I like the horizontal format and the thin brown frame.
Very neatly presented.

Francis Xavir

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  • bri Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 751 W: 13 N: 1404] (6384)
  • [2009-11-29 2:32]

Hi Sabine,
Great portrait shot, loads of character in this old guy's face, great colours and tones. TFS

Hello Sabine! Fantastic smile. Very happy old man. Amazing hat. Very good shot. Original portrait. Good luck!

Hi Wishnu
great portrait with real feeling of happiness and perfect composed
with many details TFS
well done

Hi Wishnu,
The portrait of the man is fantastic!
Sharp and vivid colors, excellent!
Thank you for sharing this joyful smile:)
Have a nice Sunday too.


Ciao Sabine

A beautiful portrait of this old person
that with all your work, you still have smile on your face!
The balance is good it's a pleasure too look at.
Very well done my friend....

Have a nice weekend,


Hi My dear blue-eyed friend Sabine,

A fine addition to your serie! Excellent portrait shot.
TFS and have a nice Sunday!


Hi Sabine
laughing is great therapy to forget all sadness.
wonderful picture. interesting features.
you have a unique gallery of interesting people of the world.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-11-29 5:28]

Hi Sabine,

An excellent portrait of the Vietnamese boatman. Very sharp and he's nicely separated from the blurred background. A photo like this certainly brings a smile to the heart. TFS

Warm regards,

Well 10 out of 10 for this portrait.. Perfect focus on his face and a great expression.. I'm no fan of direct flash but it's worked well as a fill in here without too many shadows..

Nice one..


Olá Wishnu

Belo retrato de um momento feliz
deste senhorzinho já com bastante
idade e tão simpático; meus parabéns!

Hello Sabine,a lovely portrait of the boatman.
Sharpness and lighting are excellent.
It makes me smile to see his happy face.
A wonderful capture.
Tfs, regards Jean.

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  • EOSF1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1977 W: 301 N: 3060] (26902)
  • [2009-11-29 8:47]

Hello Sabine! Very nice portrait of this old man! I like his malicious grin, well done!


HI Wishnu...great pose, great shot...well done.


Hello Sabine,

This is a brilliant set. Extremely interesting from the colour, design, light, contrast and all such points of view. Very inspiring.


What a great capture this lovely man!
Greta details and colors!
Wonderful portrait!

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  • lauro Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 71 W: 5 N: 78] (874)
  • [2009-11-29 10:12]

A perfect photo in so many diferent ways. Beautiful sharpness on the subject. The textures of the straw hat, his skin, hair and cloth are lovely to look at. The light, color tones and other filters in post really got the best of this friendly old man. I smiled instantly :) See?

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  • Dot Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1583 W: 40 N: 3488] (13942)
  • [2009-11-29 10:42]

Hi Wishnu
Fantastic catch, everything from his skin, beard to the ribbon holding his hat are tack sharp, the colors are great and the smile of the man is priceless. I love the little wink he also gives you it really adds humour to the shot.

Hallo Sabine,
Abgesehen von perfektem Foto sehe ich hier sehr fröhlichen alten Mensch.
Diese lachen kann nicht täuschen weil die Augen mit lachen. Super Foto!
Liebe Grüße Siegfried

Great face and expression to this lovely man!

Hi Whishnu,
Very beautiful portrait of this old man.Nice smile and great sharpness..TFS.


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-11-29 13:54]

Really fine usung of the flash Sabine,it works so well sometimes even when there plenty of bright sunshine like in Vietnam,funny portrait.
I wonder what was the life of this man during the 1950,60 and 70s......


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  • lucbus Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1809 W: 92 N: 1864] (10358)
  • [2009-11-29 14:43]

Hello Sabine,

This portrait is excellent with the emotion carried by this man expression. You capture it very well.



Merci de partager ce sourire et le portrait d'homme du Viet Nam.

Excellente photo pour l'ensemble


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  • AndroK Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 2110 W: 41 N: 0] (15189)
  • [2009-11-30 0:01]

Hi Wishnu...
Beautiful portrait...
Beautiful timing...

was für ein interessantes Gesicht. Eine sehr schöne Charakterstudie.
Viele Grüße,

Plus heureux que lui c'est pas possible! Superbe portrait, de très belle qualité ....et amusant.

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  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2009-11-30 9:43]

Hello Wishnu.

This man's very curious portrait,
to be visible after him what he had heavy life.
Splendid realization, it pleases me very.

Best wishes.

Hello Sabine,
Great smile dear Sabine...
Well captured expression, crisp details on her face and nice BG
Selahattin E

Ciao Sabine, fantastic smile, splendid portrit, I like a lot, brava, ciao Silvio

Bonjour Wishnu.

Sans commentaire,
Hop dans les favoris. Félicitations.
Bonne soirée.

Hi Sabine,
How splendid this is!
I love characteristic faces, and this is complete beautiful. Splendidly of detail and colour…. and beautiful teethings. :-)

HAHA! What teeth! He has a happy laugh and a beautiful tanned face! nice capture of his true self Sabine! Wonderful portrait!

Hello Sabine!
Incredible detail and clarity!
Perfect focus!
Great colours, good light!
Original portrai!
Best regards!

Hi wishnu,
Very interesting portrait from Vietnam...
Good focus and clarity. I love it.tfs.
Dr.Seyfettin Güner

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  • john1 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 438 W: 0 N: 886] (8448)
  • [2009-12-04 9:32]

Hi Sabine,

Wonderfull composition you are, here a excellent portrait of this guys.
Great details and sharpness, wonderfull framing and colors.
The light and contrast, very happy this old men.

Wonderful portpait dear friend!Nice face.

i love the expression on the old man's face. specially that everythings thrown out of focus except for the expression on his face. the sharpness is preserved. very well captured! thnks for sharing


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  • Niva Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1121 W: 2 N: 877] (11866)
  • [2009-12-28 13:20]

A sharp image. Humans can change their mood although all the dificulties in life ...
A very impressive portrait, Dear Sabine!
Ein gutes Neues Jahr für Euch !
Schöne Grüsse aus RECIFE-Brasilien,
... and a smile for you :-)

A glorious portrait, you captured the ALL-IMPORTANT emotion!!!
THANX, M, (*_*)

Hi Wishnu,
A classical portrait showing so much character and human depth.

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